Everybody loves a messy bun. It works best on medium to long thick hair but all hair types can achieve a variation.
Apply a dollop of straightening gel to towel-dried hair. Use your fingers to distribute the product evenly from roots to ends.
Blow-dry four-inch sections of hair (using medium heat), holding the dryer three inches from your head, and use a paddle brush to straighten and smooth each section.
Pull your hair into a loose ponytail and secure it with an elastic at your crown. Twist and wrap your hair into a messy bun, then loop the ends through the elastic.
Run your fingers through the front of your hair to loosen it from the elastic, and add texture. Slide in a thin black headband two inches from your hairline.
Slide a second thin black headband three inches behind the first one. Mist your entire head with non-aerosol hairspray from 6-8 inches away to secure your style.